Who is the most decorated South African soldier?

Who is the most decorated South African soldier?

Wilhelm Friedrich Ratte
Wilhelm Friedrich Ratte (born 14 February 1948) is the youngest son born to a South African mother and German father. He is a former member of the elite Rhodesian Special Air Service of the Rhodesian Army, and former Lieutenant Colonel in 32 Battalion, the most decorated unit in the South African Defence Force.

What are the military ranks in order in South Africa?

Army and Air Force ranks

  • Field marshal (1923–c1950)
  • General (1914– ) (called “commandant-general” 1956–68)
  • Lieutenant-general (1914– )
  • Major-general (1914– ) (called “combat general” 1960–68)
  • Brigadier-general (1912–40, 1998– )

How many Cuban soldiers died in Angola?

Cuban casualties in Angola totaled approximately 10,000 dead, wounded or missing.

What is the highest military award in South Africa?

The Nkwe ya Gauta – Golden Leopard, post-nominal letters NG, is a military decoration for bravery which was instituted in 2003, to replace the Honoris Crux Gold (HCG). It is South Africa’s highest military decoration for bravery.

Who ranks higher captain or colonel?

U.S. Military Ranks

Pay Grade Army and Marine Corps Air Force
0-3 Captain Captain
0-4 Major Major
0-5 Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
0-6 Colonel Colonel

How do I find my army rank?

Indian Army Ranks

  1. Rank – Field Marshal. Insignia – National emblem over a crossed baton and saber in a lotus blossom wreath.
  2. Rank – General.
  3. Rank – Lieutenant General.
  4. Rank – Major General.
  5. Rank – Brigadier.
  6. Rank – Colonel.
  7. Rank – Lieutenant Colonel.
  8. Rank – Major.

Does South Africa have snipers?

An operator of the South African Special Forces, as part of the Force Intervention Brigade, made the 8th longest recorded sniper kill in history with a confirmed distance of 2,125 m (2,324 yd) using a South African made Denel NTW-20 anti-materiel rifle in its 14.5 mm (0.57 in) configuration.